Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Fun Day -- Mini Note Holder

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Happy Friday, everyone! It's Natalie here, bringing you the final Friday Fun Day project for April...

Each spring, there is a big physics conference that my husband attends. He's gone for about a week, and this year, I decided to make a little something to sneak into his suitcase to make him smile.

I made the little accordian note file from a single 12"x12" sheet of paper from the Lucky Girls April 2011 kit. Here's how I did it:


  • two 1.5" by11.5" strips
  • one 4.25" by 11.5" strip
  • one 4.25" by 5.5" rectangle
  • one 4.25" by 3.25" rectangle

(this note holder is big enough to accommodate all but the largest journaling cards from the Crate Paper Accent Cuts sheet in the kit).

Score across each 11.5" strip 1.5" from one end and at 1" increments the rest of the length, then use the scoring to make accordian folds. I used a border punch along one (short) edge of the 4.25"x5.5" rectangle, then scored it at 3" and 3.25" from the straight side. This will be come the back and top flap. The other rectangle will be the front.

Tie a knot to form a long loop of elastic cording and use a star brad to attach it to the middle of the flap. I used a tiny drop of Glossy Accents (the strongest scrapbooking glue I know of) behind the brad+elastic to make sure that it won't move.

Using the flap as a guide, determine where the second brad should go on the front. I poked this second brad through a tiny foam adhesive square so that the brad has enough height to hold the elastic loop.

Now, to assemble the accordian folder, I used a strong adhesive on the 1.5" segment of each of the accordian folded strips and attached them to three sides of the back, making sure that the first fold on the strips lined up with the edges.

Do the same to attach the front: apply adhesive to the top segment of the accordian strips and press the front on top.

Write notes on the journaling cards and slip them into the "slots" of the accordian file. Add a label sticker to the front under the flap.

Use the elastic loop to secure the file closed...

And there you have it! A mini accordian note holder to send love notes to your sweetie :)

Lucky Girl supplies from the April 2011 kit "A Boy and His Toys":
papers: Echo Park Little Boy (Lava/Chocolate), Crate Paper Toy Box (Accent Cuts)
brads: Making Memories Animal Crackers (Jack velvet brads)
elastic: Making Memories Findings Trims (Cool)
label: Crate Paper Toy Box (6x12 Phrase Stickers)

other supplies:
border punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
double sided tape, Glossy Accents, foam adhesive


  1. That's a cute little filing system! I love that you gave us the tutorial! Thanks!


    I don't see an inlinkz thing on this post, so I'm just linking here. I'll email one of you guys to let you know! Thank you! Oh, and it's the first layout in the post.



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